Bay Area Friends

The San Francisco Bay Area's Social Group for People with Genital Herpes

@ 20% of Adults in the USA have the virus for Genital Herpes, but @ 90% of them don't even know it! You are not alone! Please join us!

Herpes Links & Info

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National Herpes Hotline: 919-361-8488

American Social Health Association (ASHA) – Learn About Herpes
http://www.ashastd.org/herpes/herpes_learn.cfm
Centers for Disease Control – Genital Herpes – CDC Fact Sheet
http://www.cdc.gov/std/Herpes/STDFact-Herpes.htm

Planned Parenthood in the SF Bay Area – Shasta Pacific Planned Parenthood

Importance and Practicalities of Patient Counseling in the Prevention and Management of Genital Herpes, Article in Medscape by Terri Warren, RN (9/29/2004) – Excellent Info – Print out for your doctor!
Dating With Herpes.org – Up-to-date, honest information and reviews about Herpes Dating Sites, Telling Someone That You Have Herpes, List of National and International Herpes Social Groups and Herpes Social Groups, and lots more.
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA):
FDA Paper – Genital Herpes: A Hidden Epidemic – Print out for your doctors!
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1370/is_2_36/ai_84434355/
Herpes.org – Nonprofit website with general info:
http://www.herpes.org/
Herpes Blood Tests Quick Reference Guide from ASHA
Original Herpes Home Page
http://www.racoon.com/herpes/
Westover Heights Clinic – Terri Warren, RN
http://www.westoverheights.com
Western Blot Test – the most accurate herpes blood test – University or Washington Virology Dept.
http://depts.washington.edu/herpes/faq.php 206-598-6066
Herpes Support and Message  Boards
Local Herpes Social Groups – often offer  informal support
Web MD Herpes Message Board w/Terri Warren,  RN
http://boards.webmd.com/topic.asp?topic_id=90
Herpes Help – Yoshi2me.com  http://www.yoshi2me.com/
Picking Up the Pieces Yahoo Group – Online Support for HSV  and HPV
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/PickingUpThePieces/
Herpes  Q&A – real questions and answers
Books on Herpes:
Updated  Herpes Handbook from Westover Heights Clinic – Free
http://www.westoverheights.com/genital_herpes/handbook.html
OTHER
HealthCheckUSA – Order your own HerpeSelect Blood Test for HSV1&2  – private, confidential, at a local lab: https://www.healthcheckusa.com/lab_tests/Sexual_Health/Herpes_Simplex_Virus_1_and_2_IgM
International Herpes Resource Center
http://www.herpesresourcecenter.com
Study on How Well Acyclovir works to reduce virus shedding http://depts.washington.edu/herpes/art_treatment.htm
Study on How Herpes is Often Spread even without Symptoms – Give to your Doctor!http://www.webmd.com/genital-herpes/news/20110412/genital-herpes-silent-spread

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